Barcelona is among the ten most attractive European cities for digital entrepreneurship.
Source: European Digital City Index 2016, Nesta and the European Digital Forum think tank.
Catalonia will be the best area in southern Europe in which to invest in 2018/2019.
Source: Financial Times ranking 2018, fDi Magazine.
A leader in integration and hospitality
Barcelona is a city of peace and solidarity. Its citizens have opened the doors of their city to welcome people from all over the world who dream of a better life.
Barcelona is among the 15 safest cities in the world.
Source: The Safe Cities Index 2017, The Economist Intelligence Unit.
Barcelona stands as the 13th most innovative city in the world and the 5th in Europe.
Source: Innovation CitiesTM Index 2016/2017, 2thinknow.
84.6% of commuter journeys within the city of Barcelona are made via sustainable means, whether via public transport, on foot or by bicycle.
Source: Autoritat del Transport Metropolità, 2017.
Talent and knowledge
The Catalan capital is the 20th most attractive city in the world for global talent.
Source: Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2017, ADECCO Group.
UNESCO World Heritage
Nine locations across Barcelona have been named by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.
Habitable and green city
Barcelona will have 165 hectares of new green spaces by 2030 as we work towards building a sustainable city for future generations.
Source: Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2018.
Against climate change
Barcelona has committed to becoming a carbon neutral city by 2050. A thousand organisations have signed the Barcelona Climate Commitment.
Source: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group/Barcelona City Council, 2018.